How pipeline programs can increase diversity in dentistry

The field of dentistry has a diversity problem. Despite calls for a more diverse workforce, only 15.2 percent of dental school applicants in 2016 were underrepresented minorities, according to the American Dental Education Association. Having more dentists from diverse backgrounds benefits both patients and peers. Dentists who are underrepresented minorities are more likely to serve communities in need and therefore […]

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How This Guy Lost 40 Pounds and Got Shredded for His 40th Birthday

• Approaching his 40th birthday, Aaron Archer found himself at 230 pounds and nearly 25 percent bodyfat due in part to unhealthy eating habits. • After hiring a personal trainer, Archer started doing regular HIIT workouts in addition to weight training and calorie tracking. • By the time his birthday arrived, Archer had completed a 40 pound weight loss transformation […]

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How circadian rhythms underlie energy production in the ‘good form of fat’

Circadian rhythms orchestrate a vast number of life’s processes through the activity of a 24-hour internal clock: hormone flow, blood pressure, sleep and wake cycles, and even the timing of hibernation among marmots and bears, are controlled by a biological timepiece. At the University of Pennsylvania, a team of scientists has been exploring the circadian clock and its relationship to […]

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Jennifer Love Hewitt: How Motherhood Has Affected My Acting

A changed woman! Jennifer Love Hewitt has improved as an actress since welcoming her son and daughter. “I think before becoming a parent, love was something that sounded beautiful and was out there and portrayed in movies and felt at certain times when I met my husband,” the actress, 40, told Us Weekly exclusively in this week’s issue. “Then we […]

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Researchers discover how the sun damages our skin

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have discovered the mechanism through which ultraviolet radiation, given off by the sun, damages our skin. What kind of ultraviolet radiation is the worst for our skin? And how exactly does the sun damage it? Those two questions are at the heart of a new study by Zachary W. Lipsky, a biomedical […]

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Scratching the surface of how your brain senses an itch

Light touch plays a critical role in everyday tasks, such as picking up a glass or playing a musical instrument. The sensation is also an essential part of the body’s protective defense system, alerting us to objects in our environment that could cause us to fall or injure ourselves. In addition, it is part of the detection system that has […]

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How to Play With Your Kids Even When You Find it Boring AF

First, let’s get this out of the way: Yes, you love your darling child more than life itself. Yes, you would walk over hot coals to make them happy, and yes, the sound of their laughter makes your heart swell with indescribable joy. It’s also okay (and understandable and human!) to get bored to tears with a seemingly endless game […]

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How Handmaid's Tale's Amanda Brugel Balances Her Sons' 'Different' Interests

Raising her sons separately! Amanda Brugel’s boys have vastly different interests, but she caters to them both. “The oldest is very into soccer, so we spend a lot of time talking about and playing soccer,” the Handmaid’s Tale star, 41, told Us Weekly exclusively in this week’s issue. “He loves it. He’s obsessed. My youngest is more of the artistic […]

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Factory worker has relearnt how to walk after his feet were SEVERED

Factory worker relearns how to walk three years after both of his feet were SEVERED by a machine and sewn back on Unnamed man’s legs were trapped in a ribbon blender in December 2016 Paramedics scooped up the patient’s torn off feet and rushed him to hospital Medic worked through the night re-attaching his bones, ligaments and nerves  A factory […]

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